Lauren Ramesbottom

Bio

Lauren Ramesbottom is a Western University graduate living downtown, Toronto. A health/fitness nerd & unwavering coffee addict, Lauren considers herself walking proof that brunettes have more fun. Follow her on Instagram @laurenramesbottom

I'm Single, But I Don't Need You To Worry About It

By Lauren Ramesbottom
I was sitting across the kitchen table from my dad, spending a rare night out of the city to visit my parents, when he nudged some food across his plate with his fork and cleared his throat. "So, have you been on any dates recently?" He let his…

4 Things An Independent Woman Wants You To Know Before You Date Her

By Lauren Ramesbottom
As a woman, I have long since formed an intimate association with my independence. As I've said before, I wear my independence like a badge on my chest. I'm entirely proud of the fact I posses the confidence and ease to exist independently and…

This Is How You Can Finally Start Asking For What You Really Want In Bed

By Lauren Ramesbottom
I never cease to feel amusement at people's perceived discomfort when talking about sex. Sure, we can talk about numbers and give a quick answer to what's good or bad or discuss the hardship of a particularly long dry spell, but the other details…

Why Waiting Until You're Older To Settle Down Could Set You Up For Failure

By Lauren Ramesbottom
On a recent Friday night, I found myself on a date with a guy I have known for about a year. As I sat across from him, relaxed and chatting vigorously between sips of the beer we had both happily agreed on (Does that mean true love?) we…

What Millennials Can Do To Stop Online Harassment And Bullying

By Lauren Ramesbottom
Almost any woman, or even man, will likely tell you he or she been harassed at some point in his or her life. Whether it be online, at the bar, on the subway, within the workplace or beyond, the prevalence of harassment in our modern day society is…

Mixed Emotions: What Happens When Consensual Sex Still Feels Wrong

By Lauren Ramesbottom
Sex. We know what it entails, we all talk about it and most of us participate in it. It is this wonderful act we lust after to fulfill desire and bring us closer to our partner. Sex, when between two consenting adults, is positive, healthy and…

It Never Gets Easy: The Pain Of Falling In Love With Your Best Friend

By Lauren Ramesbottom
Aside from the typical declarations of love to friends, family and pets, I have said "I love you" three times. I have meant it twice. The thing is, there is a distinguished difference between "loving" someone and being "in love" with someone. I've…

5 Reasons Why People Born On The Leo-Virgo Cusp Are A Unique Hybrid

By Lauren Ramesbottom and Alexa Mellardo
Horoscopes and astrology have always been a significant point of interest for many. Whether we truly believe in it or not, it's nice to identify with predictions and character traits that we feel suit our innermost desires and thoughts. I believe…

Reassurance: What Every Single Girl In This Generation Wants To Hear

By Lauren Ramesbottom
Let me begin this article by saying it is easy for us all to preach a lot of wisdom in regard to relationships, love and independence. More often than not, we know what we should be saying, thinking or how we should be acting. We know what is…

Why Gen-Y Should Practice Active Kindness, Not Just On Social Media

By Lauren Ramesbottom
While sitting on the subway the other night, I found myself carefully watching the interactions around me. A few seats away, I noticed an older woman shake her head and cast begrudging looks toward a couple who's baby was, temporarily, crying out as…

Forever And Always: Why I'm Proud To Still Call Myself A Daddy's Girl

By Lauren Ramesbottom
I have always been a Daddy's girl. Growing up, I always seemed hell-bent on being the son my dad never had. True to form, I was an awkward tomboy with a growing penchant for sports and my father's approval. I favored Hot Wheels to dolls, soccer…

6 Completely Ancient Dating Beliefs That Have No Place In 2015

By Lauren Ramesbottom
By deciding to enter the dating world, we agree to a long and constantly growing list of rules, regulations and expectations. With all of these factors and variables, dating can be its own form of science that some of us just haven't been able to…

Why Your Mother Deserves Your Affection, Despite Your Differences

By Lauren Ramesbottom
My relationship with my mom has never been easy. Growing up, I had friends who had incredible friendships with their mothers, some who didn’t have relationships with them at all and some who fell within the perceivable middle ground, like me. The…

How Amy Schumer Is Positioning Herself As An Equal-Rights Trailblazer

By Lauren Ramesbottom
I have been an Amy Schumer fan for a long time. As someone whose friends describe her as "someone who doesn't care what anyone thinks to a clinical degree," Amy is hysterically funny, understated, honest and someone we can all relate to on almost…

7 Things That Make Millennial Women Brilliant And Intriguing

By Lauren Ramesbottom
There is no shortage of literature that touches on questions of life, love and every character stereotype established within our modern-day culture. We are constantly working to break down and understand the dynamic nature of our beliefs, our…

My Real-Life 50 Shades: What It Was Like To Be With My Own Mr. Grey

By Lauren Ramesbottom
As someone with a fierce appreciation for literature, I have to admit, I hated the "Fifty Shades of Grey" series. While I could understand the surface appeal of relentless sexual tension, a tortured alpha male, the destruction of innocence and the…

Why You Should Never Ditch What You Love For Something More Practical

By Lauren Ramesbottom
Growing up, I quickly learned I was an overtly passionate person by nature. In that regard, I was a wildly scattered individual in my endeavors, but I also thrived undeniably in my differing fields of interest. Yet, instead of embracing each of…

Why Gen-Y Needs To Stop Arguing Over The Word 'Feminism' And Start Practicing Equality

By Lauren Ramesbottom
Growing up, I suppose I more or less always identified as "one of the guys." In many ways, I strived to epitomize the son my father never had. This soon became an essential part of my identity. At the time, this seemed entirely normal to me. It…

We Need To Get Over One-Night Stands To Get In Touch With Our Sexuality

By Lauren Ramesbottom
Let’s talk about sex. More specifically, let’s talk about sexuality. I’ve noticed that despite all of the interest in the current hook-up culture, we don't seem to have an open conversation about the effects it may have on sexuality as a…

Why It's Not The End Of The World If You Haven't Found 'The One' In Your 20s

By Lauren Ramesbottom
The timeline of any young adult life is a turbulent one. While we drag ourselves out of the depths of debt and the sometimes rocky post-grad transition into the real world, we are hit with the harsh realities of expectations that may not shape up…